Kirby Partners
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Kirby Partners

Judy Kirby

Judy Kirby is the CEO of Kirby Partners, an award-winning retained executive search firm focused exclusively on healthcare, technology, and cybersecurity. Kirby Partners is a certified woman-owned business committed to diversity.  Judy and her team have strategically matched leading healthcare organizations with transformational executive leaders for over thirty years. Representative positions include CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, CDOs, CMIOs, and CTOs, as well as Directors and Senior Directors of Technology, Analytics, etc., 

Kirby Partners has a fill rate of 100% for C-suite positions and 99% overall. The average tenure for placed leaders is eight years. 

Judy lives in the Orlando, Florida, area. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wilson College. Outside of work, Judy enjoys international travel; she has visited all seven continents and over 70 countries.

Judy Kirby is a healthcare, information technology, and cybersecurity executive recruiter and CEO at Kirby Partners Executive Search.

Coupling the need to get her money's worth out of a degree in psychology with a love of talking to people, Judy became an executive recruiter after years of social work. 

Judy has been CEO of Kirby Partners since 1994 and now has over thirty years of experience in healthcare information technology and cybersecurity executive search. 

Kirby Partners is the leading healthcare technology retained search firm working with organizations nationwide. The company is a certified woman-owned business committed to diversity. 

Organizations turn to Kirby Partners because they recognize that their executive hires need to be the best talent available, not the best talent responding to their openings. Top-performing executives typically aren't actively looking for a new position and will only learn about openings if they are contacted proactively. That's where Kirby Partners can help.

We use a proven process to find our clients a diverse slate of exceptional executive candidates in as little as 45 days. 

At Kirby Partners, senior recruiters with over a decade of experience lead all searches. We're not new to the game and put our 30+ years of experience to work for you. Additionally, we focus exclusively on healthcare, technology, and cybersecurity, so you don't have to waste time educating us about your industry and business challenges. The team has led 100+ successful searches in the last five years alone. 

Success Metrics: 

  • Clients that recommend us: 98%
  • Candidate offer acceptance: 98%
  • Slates with diverse candidates: 95%
  • Average tenure of placed leaders: 8 years
  • Fill rate for C-suite positions: 100% (99% overall)

Additionally, Forbes recognizes Kirby Partners as one of "America's Best Executive Search Firms." 

As an executive recruiter, Judy has successfully placed leaders in hundreds of healthcare IT and cybersecurity positions nationwide. She has an extensive network of contacts and deep relationships with key healthcare IT and cybersecurity players. 

Judy has delivered over thirty presentations at CHIME and HIMSS with her team on healthcare IT topics such as "Crisis Communication" and "Marketing your IT Department." 

The Kirby Partners team has helped thousands of top executives craft better resumes and land their dream jobs. The company also provides one-on-one career coaching, guiding executives through their job search.

Judy enjoys international travel, snow skiing, and scuba diving outside of work. She has visited all seven continents and over 70 countries.

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